Painting

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Anny, May 4, 2008.

  1. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    How many people on here painted the inside of the coop? What did you use to paint it? Can I just white wash it?

    Should I focus on non toxic paints?
     
  2. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apr 13, 2008
    Virginia - Southside
    A lot of people white-wash it with DE and water mix-some had posted the mix ratio on here but cant locate it at the moment. I painted my outside with "fence paint" I got at Lowes. It is oil based and NON-Toxic - It worked pretty good!
     
  3. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    Thank you!
     
  4. bigmike&nan

    bigmike&nan Chillin' With My Peeps

    W used pine and plywood to make our coop - I Bear Spar Varnished everything - roughly 3 coats. I had it dry a week before we got our little darlings.
     
  5. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    I am using exterior latex on the inside and out.. I wanted something that would be washable. I think as long as the paint is dry and it has had enough time that the fumes are not in there it should be safe...Dixie
     

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